Let me introduce myself: my name is Anaïs (30), Lou’s mom (2) and I work at the sales department of fashion company Hop Agenturen. I have been living in beautiful Brabant for five years now, with Han. But as a true Antwerp girl, my heart still skips a beat for this beautiful city along the Schelde. That’s why you can find me there almost every week, cause it feels like coming home every time!
Like myself, many of my friends are in the fashion world! Sounds more glamorous than it actually is by the way. If you represent a women’s brand, it’s well known that very soon your closet is packed with samples that you have purchased for budget prices. Sometimes it’s so bad, that four months later, the cards still adheres and are somewhere in the same shopping bag because you have so much stuff :)
Therefore, many of my friends come clean once in a while and go with stuffed bags to the Goegekregen flea market.
Stroll along beautiful samples and vintage stuff
What’s so about it anyway? The atmosphere and locations: Park Spoor Noord – City Park – Rijnkaai or the Singel. The first two are super fun for the kids, if it’s a little warmer weather. With a group of friends, we went to the market in Park Spoor Noord. Apart from the fact that I came across many acquaintances, it’s just very nice to wander around.
They don’t sell only clothes, but really everything: old posters, bicycles, old school buggies, old cameras and radios… A real flea market! Just love it.
After a few hours we’re done shopping and now it’s Lou’s time in the park. The park has a lot of sports and play facilities, expansive lawns, cycling and walking paths, fountains play, sand play areas … Lovely in the summer and the place-to-be it’s hot in Antwerp. Lou’s favorite spot is the sand playground. By the end of the afternoon, you can enjoy drinks and snacks on summer days. You never want to leave straight away :)
Lunch at Escobar
When you go to the flea market in the City Park, then you should definitely go to Escobar once at Quellinstraat 32! Vicky, my dear ex-colleague and friend, choosed to live her passion. An own business where you can drink good coffee and you want to sit for hours. And she did!
Together with her husband, she not only makes the most delicious breakfast and lunch, but they have created a homely atmosphere where it’s (certainly with kids) lovely to spent the afternoon.
Program Goegekregen 2014